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Posts Tagged ‘pets’

Thieves ditch stolen SUV, leave dog to die

3/5/2014

For car theft victim Michael McVey, the tragedy wasn’t losing his car, it was losing his dog.

Witnesses watch SF police car crush Chihuahua

2/21/2014

Bystanders say they watched an SFPD cruiser run over and kill a Chihuahua in the Richmond.

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Cat DNA tapped as crime-fighting tool

8/14/2013

Forensic scientists are set to publish Britain’s first database of cat DNA so that it can be used for solving crimes.

Cat nabbed from car reunited with owner

7/28/2013

Barely 48 hours after being stolen from a car, Roxy the cat returns home “a bit grumpy, but okay.”

Cat burglar nabs kitty from parked car

7/28/2013

A $500 reward is being offered for the return of Roxy, a 12-year-old cat stolen out of a parked car in Russian Hill.

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SF law keeps dog walkers on short leash

7/2/2013

If walking half a dozen dogs was easy, there would be no need for a new San Francisco law that took effect July 1.

Animals may soon rest in peace in North Beach

6/23/2013

A newly discovered grotto beneath a North Beach church may soon be the resting home for hundreds of pets.

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SF startup brings wearable tech to dogs

6/5/2013

Whistle is launching a smart pendant that tracks physical activity levels and sleep patterns in your pooch.

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SF dogs have a taste for the mailman

5/16/2013

Some dogs in San Francisco know exactly where their favorite bone is: In their mail carrier’s arm.

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When it comes to pet ownership across the nation, the Golden State barely gets off the ground.

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Cute kitties make for ruthless killers

1/29/2013

Biologists estimate domestic cats in the U.S. kill up to 3.7 billion birds and as many as 20.7 billion small mammals each year.

A woman brought a cat to a Lafayette vet with an unusual injury — an arrow stuck in its back. Seriously. An arrow.

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California’s lack of snow is no problem for Obi, a sled dog a thousand miles from the North Pole.

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Kitty reunited, and it feels so good

1/4/2013

Vanilla the cat — thought long-gone from Sausalito eight years ago — was reunited with his owners in San Francisco.

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Another dog dies in the friendly skies

9/30/2012

Michael Jarboe’s Neapolitan mastiff "Bam Bam" arrived at SFO dead after a flight from Miami and a four-hour layover in Houston.

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Rabid bats haunt Lake Merced

8/26/2012

A fifth rabid bat found near Lake Merced this year has prompted a warning from health officials.

Too many doggies getting stoned

5/17/2012

Northern California vets report more dogs are requiring treatment after eating marijuana. And the effects aren’t pretty.

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SPCA: Say no to puppy mills

4/19/2012

Stop looking at that puppy in the window, ditch the puppy mills, and head to your local shelter to adopt a dog.

Stowaway cat unclaimed in Santa Cruz

3/22/2012

A mischievous young tabby who got the ride of her life inside the engine compartment of a van remains unclaimed.

The World’s Ugliest Dog has died

3/14/2012

Yoda, the reigning World’s Ugliest Dog, had a face only an adopted mother — and a panel of judges — could love.

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Somebody throw Wonder Dog a bone

3/8/2012

It’s all sad puppy eyes as we blow a slobbery kiss “goodbye” to Wonder Dog’s Fillmore office.

Ranger tases man for off-leash dogs

1/30/2012

A man walking two small dogs was tased by a federal park ranger after refusing an order to leash his animals.

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Downtown doggies have a new place to pee

12/19/2011

The tree box on the corner has got nothing on this little slice of doggie heaven in the shadow of the Bay Bridge.

Teach your dog physics

10/16/2011

I often tell people my dog is smarter than I am. Now, he has a chance to prove it.
From drinking out of the toilet to “strategic” pooping, Physics for Dogs: A Crash Course in Catching Cats, Frisbees and Cars…